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Researchers find lab rats on marijuana can’t be bothered

The Guardian featured UBC research that found THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, makes rats less likely to exert the cognitive effort needed for difficult tasks. “What’s particularly interesting is though they […]

Students struggle to find housing in overheated real estate market

CBC interviewed Andrew Parr, UBC’s managing director of student housing and hospitality services, for a story on the difficulties students have finding housing in Vancouver. “We do look at our […]

How climate change may kick off artificial tree migration

The Verge interviewed Sally Aitken, the director of UBC’s Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, for a story on how assisted migration could help save forests. The article explores the practice […]

How melatonin affects murine tooth development

The Scientist featured research co-authored by UBC scientists that examined the connection between melatonin and dental health. UBC researchers and researchers from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine wanted to […]

Antibiotics during infancy Increases Type 1 diabetes risk in mice

The Scientist highlighted UBC Okanagan research in a story on the link between antibiotics and diabetes. The 2015 UBC paper found a link between antibiotic use and diabetes in non-obese […]

Every Canadian is a millionaire

The Ottawa Citizen highlighted a World Bank study co-authored by John Helliwell, a UBC economics professor. The study estimates that Canada’s capital assets – produced, natural, human and social – […]

A former scientist’s first foray into fiction

The Globe and Mail featured author and UBC alumnus Andrew Westoll who worked as a scientist before turning to a career in writing. Westoll’s first novel, which has been described […]

Cruise liners take to puddle of melt that once was the Arctic

Mic quoted Michael Byers, a UBC professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, for a story on the giant cruise ships that are now able to […]

Fashion illustrator tries hand at designing custom skateboard decks

The Edmonton Journal featured a graduate of UBC’s Okanagan campus who has started a career designing skateboard decks. Hayley Wright began her business with a crowdfunding campaign and now receives […]

Is algae or glacier melt causing green waters?

Dan Moore, a UBC geography professor and glacier expert, spoke to the Vancouver Sun for a story on green waters in southern B.C. “I’d be surprised it would be algae […]

Harry Potter Exhibition at UBC Library


Why Vancouver rents spiked in 2016

Metro News interviewed Tom Davidoff, a UBC economics professor, for a story on the factors contributing to rent growth in Vancouver. He said rising housing prices mean many renters remain […]

Business challenges abound for PNE’s annual fair

The Vancouver Courier quoted Darren Dahl, senior associate dean and director of UBC’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, for a story on the evolution of the PNE. “Rather than taking […]

New program feeds demand for creative tech-savvy workers

Castanet featured UBC Okanagan’s newly introduced Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) which will start accepting applications this month for entry in September of next year. “Kelowna’s tech industry is flourishing, […]

UBC employee caught trying to lure underage girl

Global News reported on a UBC employee shown in a video posted by Surrey Creep Catchers, a group that posts ads online to lure men after underage children. “His role […]

How soft-serve ice-cream companies can survive winter

The National Post published a Canadian Press story on the ice cream market makeover. Ann Stone, a lecturer at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, spoke about the nostalgia associated with the […]

Robotic boat set out to cross Atlantic

Roundhouse Radio featured engineering students—members of a UBC robotics team–who will send their self-driving boat on a trip from Newfoundland to Ireland. After winning the International Robotic Sailing Regatta three years in a […]

Harry Potter Exhibition at UBC Library

Harry Potter Exhibition at UBC Library Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus Experience the Harry Potter Collection in person. Visit Rare Books and Special […]